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Author Topic:   10/24-25: Space Lectures Fred Haise event (UK)
Rick Mulheirn
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posted 06-21-2014 02:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Less than 99 tickets remain from the 475 lecture capacity. Ticket sales have inevitably slowed in the last week or so but if they continue at their current reduced rate.... we will still be sold out within a month.

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posted 06-23-2014 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL   Click Here to Email OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to reinforce what Rick has said, tickets sales are still moving so it is essential that anyone who may be sitting on the fence needs reserves now to avoid disappointment.

Julie (MRS OWL) has been getting a lot more interest and inquiries in the last few days on Space Lectures Twitter from both Britain and Europe.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 06-30-2014 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The August edition of Spaceflight magazine, due out any time now, will likely run an advert for tickets to the Fred Haise lecture in October.

When we ran a similar ad for T.K. Mattingly earlier this year there was an uplift in ticket sales.

Given that sales for Fred Haise significantly outstrip those for T.K at this stage it might be an idea to order tickets now... BEFORE the ad.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-01-2014 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nigh on 400 lecture tickets to date. Only 75 left and that's BEFORE the Spaceflight magazine advert.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-13-2014 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the few pictures I have seen of Fred in flight depicts him asleep in the LM with his arms folded. I think it was a still taken from a 16mm movie.

Can anybody point me to where I might find a reasonable size copy of this image, suitable for printing?

Mike Dixon
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posted 07-13-2014 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was an article in TIME magazine (late April 1970) that had a two page color feature, with one of the pictures showing Haise sleeping in the tunnel between the LM and CM. At least that's my memory of it.

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posted 07-14-2014 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick - you could mail the 'other Ed' to see if he has the photo in his collection. I'm sure he'll send you a copy if he has one.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-16-2014 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the response to the request for the photo guys. It is only a shame a good quality still photo of Fred in flight does not exist.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-17-2014 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred Haise is number 1 on the runway and everything is set fair for October.

A first for Space Lectures is that they can at this time confirm the dates, prices and times for their NEXT guest in 2015!

April 24th and 25th. Locations, times and prices will be exactly the same as those for Fred.

Tickets will once again be available on a first come first served basis; the sooner payment is sent the nearer to the front of the lecture theatre folk will be seated.

Payment can be sent now, but please make it clear to Ken that your orders are for April 2015.

Out of respect for Fred Haise, Space Lectures is not prepared to name the astronaut guest at this time. As and when Space Lectures can announce the name I will start a new thread with all the details.

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posted 07-23-2014 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It 's impossible to resist Ken and Rick, I will come again this year. I'll find a European group of enthusiasts and historians Apollo. A place pleasant and stimulating. I'm coming Freddo!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-23-2014 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding. Great news Luigi.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-29-2014 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All being well, I hope to post by the end of August images of a few of the choicer items destined for the Fred Haise post dinner auction.

These items will be available on the night and in person only.

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posted 07-29-2014 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, I have an image of Fred (in suit) taken just prior to separation from Aquarius (BW) and a colour shot of him (from 16mm... very grainy) having a drink in flight.

Email me if you want scans Rick.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-29-2014 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Derek. E-mail sent.

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posted 07-30-2014 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No probs Rick. Just send the images your way.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-31-2014 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Andrew Smith will not be the only author attending the Space Lectures' Fred Haise event in Pontefract in October.

Paolo Attivissimo, author of the excellent book entitled "Moon Hoax Debunked" will also be attending.

"Moon Hoax Debunked" looks like the kind of book every space enthusiast needs to have these days.

While Paolo may not be affiliated to Space Lectures, Ken Willoughby is more than happy to support his work.

Baggage limitations mean Paolo will be bringing a limited number of copies with him — approximately 15. Anybody attending the event who would like further details with a view to buying a personally signed copy, please drop me a line and I will put you in contact with the man himself.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-31-2014 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like 5 of the books are spoken for already!

Paolo is charging £15 sterling and you can pay him in person on the night of the dinner or the lecture.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-01-2014 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Luigi Pizzimenti has told me he too is more than happy to bring copies of his book "The Apollo Project: Mankind's Greatest Dream".

I should point out however that at this time, Luigi's book has yet to be translated in to English so is available only in Italian... "Progetto Apollo: Il Sogno Più Grande Dell'uomo".

Luigi is charging £15 sterling for his book too.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-07-2014 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paolo has orders for 8 copies of his book, for collection in person at the Fred Haise event in October.

Baggage limitations mean he can carry around 8 more... so if members would like to buy a copy from him please make themselves known to me and I will let Paolo know.

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posted 08-14-2014 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cannot make this event due to other commitments, luckily I did see "Freddo" on his last appearance in Pontefract during 2008.

These nights are always very special and I would urge anyone "sitting on the fence" to try and go.

I intend to be at the next event in April though, so see you all then hopefully?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-16-2014 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Approximately 50 tickets now remain for the Fred Haise lecture in October. It is usual for there to be a bit of a run of last minute orders the closer we get to the event; last minute "stragglers" or people who simply hear about the event on local media in the preceeding days.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-25-2014 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A number of the Fred Haise auction items are now with the framer. I will post pictures in the coming week or so... all being well.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-27-2014 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I may use an English colloquialism, Ken Willoughby is "Cooking on gas"!!!

Ken has confirmed that he has secured his guest for October 29th and 30th... 2015! - Correction. October 30th and 31st, 2015.

I should point out at this stage that this post is not a clarion call or starting pistol to trigger a rush for tickets; Ken has enough on his plate preparing for Freddo and the "mystery guest" in April 2015.

And I would suggest people should hold off ordering tickets for October 2015 until after the Fred Haise event.

This post is meant simply as a "heads up" allowing members to mark the dates in their diaries, and calendars.

I do NOT know who it is so please don't ask. Ken is staying particularly tight lipped about this one. I KNOW he has never made a public appearance previously in the UK (to the best of my knowledge) and that his appearance would be a coup for Space Lectures comparable with TK Mattingly's.

Those of us who collect autographs will know that some "big name" astronauts charge a premium at signing events for their autograph. The same is true of fees for some guests that attend Space Lectures events.

The fee for October 2015 is a big one so you can draw your own conclusions from that. But as a consequence dinner will be £80 and the lecture £70. Combo ticket £140. Each ticket will earn the holder one free signature; the combo — two. Locations and format the same as previous events.

The name will be released at the Space Lectures event in April and I will start a new thread as and when we have something a little more substantive.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-27-2014 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken tells me that people can collect tickets ordered for April 2015 at the Fred Haise event. Ken will also take orders for April 2015 AND October 2015 at the Fred Haise event.

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posted 08-28-2014 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 18blue78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick are the dates for the October 2015 event correct? My calendar shows that to be Thursday and Friday.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-28-2014 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are correct. The public events are the Friday (30th) and Saturday (31st). I think the guest will be arriving on the 29th but will rest up a day. Thanks for picking me up on that.

Those are the dates Ken is working to.

I will update members with more info as and when I can.

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posted 08-29-2014 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 18blue78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for checking Rick. Want to make sure I get the right days off work.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 09-01-2014 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My post about the guest for October 2015 you may recall was not a starting pistol or clarion call for folk to send ticket payments; rather a "heads up" advance notice!

While Ken appreciates the interest already expressed by many for the October 2015 event he has asked me to remind folk that he is NOT accepting ticket payments for that event at this time.

He has enough on his plate finalising Freddo and preparing for April 2015.

He will accept payments for October 2015 at the Fred Haise event and there after.


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